4/25/2014<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Costs Of Gum Removal Will Be Slashed With New Gumwand Invention
A British company has invented and launched Gumwand, a new product that is set to slash the cost of removing chewing gum from pavements and floors to under 1p per piece of gum. Gumwand is 100% environmentally-friendly and safely removes gum from pavements combining steam and ‘green’ detergents.
Gary Fage, Director at Janitorial Express has been testing the product and says: “Tackling the sticky problem on the streets is about to be made a whole lot easier and less expensive with this new machine; I predict that Gumwand will take the market by storm. We are certainly stocking it and will be pushing it hard.”
Martin Whitbread, inventor of the product explains: “Gumwand removes chewing gum at a fraction of the cost, and in a fraction of the time, of other methods.”
With over a decade of experience in the chewing gum removal business, Whitbread dreamed up this new product in 2011 and Gumwand has invested £0.5milion in its development.
“Gumwand uses a steam process to break up the gum and a powder is created from the residue. The Gumwand operator then simply brushes the powder away. The whole process only takes a couple of seconds and is much greener than the freezing methods typically used.
“Local authorities tend to use a dedicated vehicle for their current gum removal machines to remove gum fortnightly or monthly but the Gumwand is a standalone product that doesn’t require special transportation, you could even take it on a bus.
“It only costs £5 per hour to run the chewing gum removal machine; that’s less than 1p per piece of gum destroyed.
Gumwand is actively seeking distributors worldwide and conforms to all required EU directives for machines. For more information about Gumwand, please visit www.gumwand.com